Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


But the GOP wants to have its tantrum without being responsible for the consequences of their position.

  • Mar 24, 2015

Can anybody around here pass a law?

  • Mar 20, 2015

A new book tells parents and students to relax about college admissions.

  • Mar 13, 2015

Why does she get to play by different rules, and how could she have been so careless?

  • Mar 10, 2015

Officers face pressure to bring in fines to boost the city’s coffers.

  • Mar 6, 2015

A list of issues that Clinton should address about her use of a private e-mail account while secretary of state.

  • Mar 5, 2015

A pro-Obamacare ruling seems to be the better bet emerging from Wednesday’s oral arguments Wednesday in King v. Burwell.

  • Mar 4, 2015

Her use of a personal e-mail account while in office reveals a sadly familiar Clinton shortcoming.

  • Mar 3, 2015

Supreme Court conservatives should evaluate the whole law.

  • Feb 27, 2015

Rula Ghani is a soft-spoken voice for change who refrains from pushing too hard against cultural norms.

  • Feb 24, 2015
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Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.
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